TU8 diesel locomotive

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TU8
Узкоколейный тепловоз ТУ8-0427.JPG
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel
BuilderKambarka Engineering Works
Build date1988–present
Specifications
Configuration:
 • UICB'B'
Gauge750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in) to
1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Wheel diameter600 mm (23.62 in)
Minimum curve40 m (131.23 ft)
Length8,525 mm (27 ft 11 58 in)
Width2,300 mm (7 ft 6 12 in)
Height3,495 mm (11 ft 5 58 in)
Axle load4 t (3.9 long tons; 4.4 short tons)(?)
Loco weight16 t (15.7 long tons; 17.6 short tons)
Fuel typeDiesel
Prime moverЯМЗ-236М
Engine typeV-engine
Transmissionmechanical
Performance figures
Maximum speed50 km/h (31 mph)
Power output180 hp
Career
Class RUS – ТУ8
 Belarus – ТУ8
 Vietnam – TY8 / ТУ8Э
 Ukraine – ТУ8
 Estonia – ТУ8
 Latvia – ТУ8
 Lithuania – ТУ8

TU8 (ТУ8)Soviet, later Russian diesel locomotive for gauge 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in).

History[edit]

Diesel locomotive TU8 (ТУ8) is used for transportation & shunting services on narrow-gauge railways with a track gauge ranging from 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in) to 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in). The TU8 was developed in 1987 – 1988 at the Kambarka Engineering Works to replace the ageing locomotive classes TU6A (ТУ6А). The cab is equipped with efficient heat-system, refrigerator, radio-set and air conditioning.[1]

Series locomotives[edit]

The diesel locomotive TU8 (ТУ8) has been used as the basis of three other locomotives:

Additional specifications[edit]

  • Distance between bogies – 4,000 mm
  • Base of bogies – 1,400 mm

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